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I posted the question so that there is a live, working reference in the Internet. After doing it my first impression was that it's annoying and should be considered bad practice. For the problem of selecting text with narrow letters, I think the answer is to use bigger fonts. Bigger, more plump fonts seems to be the fashion in this age of touch apps anyway. ...


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Don't do this because what you see is not what you get. If I click a point on the text where I want to start typing, I end up typing in the wrong place when the font changes. Similarly, if I hover my cursor over a letter and start dragging, the text expands and I end up selecting the wrong letters. While you could do a bunch of coding to translate the ...


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I think this is a great effort and a challenging problem to solve, but I think this solution may be annoying (to use your words). Here's why: When I go to click to highlight a letter or section of text the cursor jumps to a different section. PS. That's a cool article even if its 14 years old!


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We need to look at the use case and environment. A few examples: ATM machine uses sound and asterisk/dot to provide feedback. This is pretty much everywhere. Normal web form for most desktop environment uses asterisk/dot. Here, the user is assumed to have good and stable control of he keyboard and knows what they are typing. Wifi password prompt in ...



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